VILLA AND GARDEN

THE WALNUT TREE VILLA

The Walnut Tree villa is a large self-catering family villa.  It is a perfect holiday villa for relaxed three-generation family holidays or spending time with a groups of friends.  This is definitely ‘the home’ of the owners – but designed with the idea of sharing it.  The villa is centrally placed on the island and easily accessible… …find us on Google https://goo.gl/maps/6r7dRe3fhT3qYKFC9  

FAMILY FRIENDLY    Design brief for this self-catering holiday rental was comfort, ‘washability’ and flexibility.  There is nothing worse than having to worry about spills and breaking ‘nik-naks’.  We tried to choose ‘washable’ or easy-to-replace whenever possible.  Simplicity was and is our watch word when we select our furniture and furnishings. FLEXIBLE  ACCOMMODATION  The villa accommodates ten people (more with the owners’ agreement) particularly with three generation family holidays in mind.  However, two families or a group of friends can as easily be accommodated.  There are two self-contained apartments  – that’s two living spaces with kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms.  However, the two floors can adapt to a single living space for a family group.  Our guests can holiday in relaxed comfort with enough space for everyone. 

In high season, we rent the villa as one unit.  Alternatively, out of season we rent the ground floor alone for smaller groups (up to six).  The staircase is on the outside of the property.  You will find this is very common in Kefalonia.

CLEANING AND CATERING  We offer a villa full service once a week for any group staying longer than a week.  If needed, our guests can request an extra clean.  This is charged at 75 Euros per clean.  A linen change of each bed size and some clean bath towels can be found in the utility room cupboard, along with extra soaps, lavatory paper, etc.  Complimentary swimming/beach towels are also stored in the utility room.

The Walnut Tree is a self-catering villa.  However, if our guests require to cater for larger numbers during their week at the villa, we can recommend a variety of options available locally.  Choose from delivered pre-ordered feasts and take-aways of delicious Greek home cooking to a fully serviced wedding – and of course anything in between.   

                                             

kephalonia-walnuttree.co.uk/island/weddings-special-occasions

 Video Tour of The Walnut Tree villa

INSIDE THE VILLA

PLEASE DO LOOK AROUND THE WALNUT TREE VILLA – click links below to our galleries.

Ground Floor kephalonia-walnuttree.co.uk/inside-ground-gallery

Upper Floor kephalonia-walnuttree.co.uk/walnut-upstairs-gallery

Floor Plans of The Walnut Tree

KITCHEN AREA AND UTILITY ROOM

As an ex-caterer, my kitchen was always going to be an important part of the villa. I wanted to have as an efficient kitchen space as possible.

Not everyone wants to cook on holiday although for some this is just part of the experience. Tracking down different and interesting ingredients and cooking for a crowd in a leisurely way; this sounds like my sort of relaxing.

So at The Walnut Tree, you will find equipment to cover most eventualities whether it is a mass fry-up for breakfast, good old roast for Sunday evenings or a bit of experimenting. Our knives are sharp, chopping boards at the ready ….. let’s cook!

The utility room has two washing machines, drying racks, ironing board and an iron – with direct access to the garden so washing can be dried outside or inside.

THE BEDROOMS

To continue the theme of light and air, we have used natural fabrics throughout the bedrooms. There are good size beds, good quality cotton or linen/cotton mix bed linen, light coloured curtains and simple furniture.

These are the most important DETAILS ABOUT THE VILLA:

  • Open plan LIVING AREAS  are on ground and upper floors.  KITCHENS are fully equipped with fan ovens, hobs, microwaves, fridge/freezers and dishwashers, plenty of storage, good range of china, glass and cutlery on both floors.  UTILITY ROOM has two WASHING MACHINES on ground floor.  

  • 5 BEDROOMS all have extra large beds, A/C, built-in cupboards, large mirror and good lighting.  There is also COT plus all necessary bed linen, changing mat and nappy bucket.  There are two full BATHROOMS, one SHOWER ROOM and extra WC with basin downstairs plus OUTSIDE SHOWER. 

  • AIR-CONDITIONING is installed in all bedrooms and throughout first floor .  Pull-down FLY SCREENS are on all windows and some double doors as well.  There is FULL CENTRAL HEATING throughout the villa.  WOODBURNERS are in living rooms on both floors

  • TVs, DVD players, CD players, DVDs, CDs, GAMES AND PLAYING CARDS, ART MATERIALS

OUTSIDE THE VILLA:

For a look round the garden, click:  kephalonia-walnuttree.co.uk/garden-gallery

The garden is around an acre and has a large Swimming Pool.   There is a Barbecue area, Table Tennis, a Boule Court and there is enough space for Badminton (all games equipment is provided in the ‘understairs’ cupboard.   

We designed the villa and garden to give a feeling of space and to enjoy big skies.  It is a place to enjoy beautiful views, amazing sunrises and sunsets and extraordinary clouds.  Of course, there are designed areas to eat, to enjoy a drink and there are places to play.  Very importantly, there are places to relax ….. switch off and just do nothing…….